EIN 52-1320592

Word Among Us (WAU)

IRS 501(c) type
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NTEE code, primary
The Word Among Us Partners is a not-for-profit organization exempt from federal taxes under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3).
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Program areas at WAU

The Word Among us(twau) publishes magazines, books, pamphlets, and digital resources that help catholics in every stage of discipleship. The english "the Word Among Us- and spanish "lapalabra entre nosotros" magazines touch the lives of over 600,0000 catholics in north america every month. Pastors in more than 5,000 parishes offer "the Word Among Us" to their parishioners as a way to grow as mature disciples of jesus. Twau press offers books, pamphlets that help catholics who may attend mass inconsistently to come to a living with the lord and begin to grow in catholic discipleship. In 2022 twau helped 223,000 catholic in the pews and groups grow in their faith. Over 2 million people use our digital and other non-print resources found at wau.org or in our digital magazine edition(ios, android, kindle) in both english and spanish.

Grants made by WAU

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Love of Christ FoundationUkraine War Relief$1,000,000
Love of Christ FoundationDist Other Charities$250,000
Word Among Us PartnersGeneral Operations$226,000
...and 7 more grants made

Who funds Word Among Us (WAU)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Cornelius Family FoundationCharitable$360,000
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramFor Recipient's Exempt Purpose$19,500
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$13,390
...and 8 more grants received

Personnel at WAU

Jamie SmithChief Financial Officer$158,164
Patrick SullivanChief Financial Officer and Secretary and Treasurer$215,525
Michael DifatoChief Marketing Officer$152,412
John DifatoChief Information Officer / Chief Technology Officer$126,521
Joseph M DifatoVice President Operations and Technology / Vice President Operation / Director - Operations and Technology / Marketing and Operations Assistant Manager / Publisher and Director$12,755
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for WAU

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Program services$15,334,761
Investment income and dividends$227,768
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$15,562,529

Form 990s for WAU

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-13990View PDF
2021-122022-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122019-11-22990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 23, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 3, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
July 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 5, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
June 29, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Headquarter / parent organizationsCharities
ReligiousChristianTax deductible donations
General information
715 Guilford Dr Suite 100
Frederick, MD 21704
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Frederick County, MD
Website URL
(301) 874-1700
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X20: Christian
NAICS code, primary
813110: Religious Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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